Looking up economics in Wikipedia can bring you hours of reading pleasure. Explore micro and macro economics. Delve into the division between the mainstream theories, and Marxist thinking. It’s a vast and, frankly, overwhelming area of study.
And in the end, it appears there are almost as many economic theories as there are economists. Today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head, we’ll explore the new economics arising out of Dr. Norberto Keppe’s beautiful work in Analytical Trilogy, his comprehensive work that unites philosophy, theology and science to give us a new perspective on the human being and his society.
Someone, I’m not sure who, once said that if you lined up all the economists in the world, they’d all point in different directions. Maybe this was more prophetic than he or she intended. Truman pined for a one-armed economist that, as a result, could never say … “on the other hand …”
Economics drives our world in obvious ways through its influence on every aspect of human society. From sweating the family budget to the sophisticated polling and research of lobbyists and think tank academics, there’s no area of daily life that’s not impacted by it.
But arguably, there is no area where we have been influenced more by the thinking of other people’s head than in this one. And some of the theories that have been thrust upon us from these heads have caused us a lot of personal and collective grief.
It’s time for a new perspective on economics. And that’s happening at the International Society of Analytical Trilogy in São Paulo, Brazil.
Today we’ll talk with the vice president of that dynamic and important organization, psychoanalyst, Dr. Claudia Pacheco.